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Sainsbury's Six to the rescue

Sainsbury's Six to the rescue

Sainsbury's has come to the rescue of drinkers who can't get to the pub. The supermarket group has launched a range of six beers from craft brewers that are a long way removed from mainstream beers.Several use unusual ingredients and some IPAs are well-hopped with American and Kiwi varieties

Added: Friday, March 20th 2020

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CAMRA & SIBA in bid to boost beer

CAMRA & SIBA in bid to boost beer

The Campaign for Real Ale and the Society of Independent Brewers have joined forces in an attempt to boost pubs and breweries during the corona virus crisis. They will encourage pubs to make meals and beer available for home delivery for people who are forced to self-isolate. CAMRA is also working with Crowdfunder to help raise much-needed income for pubs

Added: Thursday, March 19th 2020

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Take-home beers beat the virus blues

Take-home beers beat the virus blues

Hog Star Brewery in Tongham, Surrey, has launched a special take-home service for customers who can't get to the pub during the corona crisis. It's a drive through service where customers stay in their cars while beer is packed into their boots by members of staff who keep a safe distance. Beers include the best-selling TEA, Hop Star Lager, and Nirvana Session IPA

Added: Wednesday, March 18th 2020

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GK collab helps tackle African poverty

GK collab helps tackle African poverty

Greene King has teamed up with Bristol-based micro-brewery Tapestry to produce a cask pale ale, Encounter, that will aid charity work in sub-Saharan Africa. Five pence of every pint bought will be donated to Save a Cow, Tapestry's chosen charity. Pictured left are GK head brewer Ross O'Hara and Tapestry co-founder Calum Doutch at the brewery in Bury St Edmunds

Added: Monday, March 9th 2020

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Shep's new cask reaches out to gin lovers

Shep's new cask reaches out to gin lovers

Kent brewer Shepherd Neame is celebrating one year of its Cask Club with a new beer that reaches out to today's legion of gin drinkers. Why Can't We Be Fronds? is brewed with Kentish hops and the addition of juniper berries and elderflower. Half a million pints of beer have been poured since the brewer launched Cask Club with a new ale every month, some brewed in collaboration with other breweries. The April beer will be based on a recipe from legendary American brewer Samuel Adams.

Added: Sunday, March 8th 2020

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CAMRA call to cut duty to save pubs

CAMRA call to cut duty to save pubs

The Campaign for Real Ale -- CAMRA -- has unveiled new research carried out by European Economics that shows a cut in beer duty for draught beer would help pubs struggling against competition from supermarkets. The research was launched at the House of Commons by Chris Watling MP (seen left) with CAMRA chairman Nik Antona

Added: Thursday, March 5th 2020

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MPs demand action on rates & beer duty

MPs demand action on rates & beer duty

The All Parliamentary Beer Group, one of the oldest and most influential groups of MPs and Peers, is calling on the government in its Budget in March to make fundamental changes to both Business Rates and Beer Duty in order to allow high street pubs to flourish. At present the burden of rates and the high price of beer is leading to many pubs closing. Britain's oldest pub, the Old Fighting Cocks in St Albans (pictured), has been forced to close for two days a week in order to cut costs

Added: Thursday, February 27th 2020

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Top awards for rural pub saved by locals

Top awards for rural pub saved by locals

A village pub on the Cambridge-Herts border has been saved from developers by locals. They raised £250,000 to buy the the 17th-century Three Tuns in Guilden Morden on the ancient Icknield Way and Ermine Street. The pub reopened in 2019 and has won a national Pub Saving award from CAMRA and Most Improved Rural Pub award from the local branch.

Added: Thursday, February 13th 2020

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11 pubs win special government status

11 pubs win special government status

Eleven English pubs have had their listings upgraded to protect their historic architecture, interiors and facades. They include the Philharmonic in Liverpool (pictured), which is now Grade I, the only pub in the country to have the top listing. The government's listing means the pubs cannot be extended or changed in any way that detracts from their heritage

Added: Friday, February 7th 2020

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Cornwall mourns a champion brewer

Cornwall mourns a champion brewer

Peter Martin, brewer at Driftwood Spars in Cornwall, has died aged just 56 after a short illness. His beer Alfie's Revenge was named Champion Winter Beer of Britain in 2012 in the CAMRA competition.

Added: Friday, January 31st 2020

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